"I feel proud of having memorable characters like Bhalladev and Robert Langdon to my credit in the same year," he said.

Rana Daggubati lends voice for Telugu dub of Tom Hanks Inferno
Flix Entertainment Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 10:27

Ron Howard’s Hollywood film, Inferno, is gearing up for its release in India on October 14, two weeks ahead of its US release.

Apart from English, the film is getting a big release in India, dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

But here's the exciting news! Baahubali star Rana Daggubati will be lending his voice for the Telugu version of Inferno, for the character of Tom Hanks.

Rana, who has been busy shooting round the clock for Baahubali 2 in Hyderabad, saw a special cut of the film and immediately decided to come on board.

He dubbed for Tom Hanks's part over 3 days, after packing up every night at Ramoji Rao studios.

Speaking about his association with Inferno, Rana says, "I've enjoyed all of the Dan Brown's books and have enjoyed the portrayal of Robert Langdon particularly on screen. Tom Hanks is a legendary actor and to be a part of his legacy in this way made for an exciting partnership of sorts. More so, this film Inferno is quite significant for us in India because it truly celebrates the power of the Indian market for global players, given that they are releasing it two weeks ahead of the US.

“For me personally, I will be able to look back and feel proud of having memorable characters like Bhalladev and Robert Langdon to my credit in the same year," he added. 

He also went on to say," As an actor, I learnt a lot while dubbing for an actor of the caliber of Tom Hanks. I did a small exercise for myself where I got myself recorded while dubbing and this helped me in my performance. It was almost like getting trained from someone like Tom Hanks. It is great that a lot of actors today are chosen to do voice overs and dubbing for Hollywood movies like Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan and Om Puri did for the Jungle Book. A great story should reach many more people and by dubbing a Hollywood film, you tend to increase the cinematic viewership for the audience and create a local connection. I would want to dub for many more films in future." 

Inferno will be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment across India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on Oct 14.


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